Skin fungal infection, all you need to know!

Skin fungal infection, all you need to know!

With the type of lifestyle we are following and habits which are becoming the part of our routine, we face many skin infections which can also include fungal infection of the skin. There are many types of fungal infections of skin that are discussed below along with the things which you can do to get rid of them.

Athlete's Foot

It is one of the most common types of skin fungal problem in fit. Athlete's foot is also called tinea pedis which occurs in the moist areas between the toes. This usually causes itching, stinging and burning. This type of fungal infection is more common in men who have a habit of wearing wear damp socks or tight-fitting shoes. Not only this, but this type of infection is also spreadable in places such as pools or gym locker rooms, where people walk around barefoot. So if you think you have this kind of infection that it better to get rid of it and should use the antifungal foot cream which has following active ingredients- terbinafine, miconazole or clotrimazole.


Ringworm is a fungal infection of the skin which is characterized by a red circle in which there is a healthy looking skin in the middle. There are two types of ringworm, the one that occurs on the scalp called tinea capitis and the one which occurs anywhere else on the body called tinea corporis. It is caused by touching infected humans, animals, objects or soil. These are the ingredients which should be present in your cream while curing for ringworms-butenafine, terbinafine, oxiconazole, ciclopirox, econazole or miconazole.

Jock itch

Jock itch is also a type of fungal infection which is similar to ringworm. It generally occurs in the skin of the inner thighs, genitals, and buttocks and also known as tinea cruris. The jock itch causes a red, itchy and often ring-shaped rash. Similarly like ringworm, dermatophytes is the cause of jock itch. This type of infection occurs when the skin of the thighs, genitals, and buttocks are moist and warm for extended periods of time. This infection got this name due to the fact that the athletes spend most of their time hot and sweating. The cream which has active ingredients naftifine, terbinafine, miconazole, clotrimazole, econazole or oxiconazole are likely to treat this type of infection.

Yeast Infection

There is a general class for all the yeast infection of diseases which is called cutaneous candidiasis. A yeast-like fungus called candida is the cause of yeast infections. It grows in moist, warm areas which include the groin, armpits, fingernails, mouth and even the vagina. There is also candidiasis of the mouth which is also called thrush, occurs more frequently in people who have a compromised immune system. It can be an indication of a serious disease like AIDS. So if you want to treat this type of infection use ketomac cream which is active in ingredients known as butoconazole, clotrimazole, miconazole, or terconazole.

So take care of yourself from these types of infections and live a healthy life.

  Modified On Mar-04-2020 01:14:04 AM

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